Women's and Children's Fall Apparel and Accessories Market Atlanta Apparel Mart April 14 to 19 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. daily
Friday, April 15
8:30-9:30 a.m. -- Buyer Orientation. Pointers on how to shop the Mart from Milt Crane, executive director of Mart relations. Press Room 2E327.
9 a.m.-6 p.m. -- Elegant Bride Hospitality Suite. Compliments of the Southern Bridal Show sponsor. Also open Saturday and Sunday. Suite 5N301B.
6 p.m. -- Design Avenue Fashion Show with wine and cheese reception. Guest designer Victor Costa's fall line, plus better, bridge and designer trends. Penthouse Fashion Theatre.
Saturday, April 16
8:30-10 a.m. -- "Tooting Your Own Horn -- Establishing Your Store as the Place to Shop in Your Community." $10 per person, includes continental breakfast. T.J. Reid, Louisiana's retailer of the year, presents inexpensive ways to promote yourself to your community. Seminar Suite 3W377. 8:30-9:30 a.m. -- Buyer Orientation. Press Room 2E237.
9 a.m.-4 p.m. -- Complimentary consulting for bridal retailers. Free for buyers. Fresh ideas from Sharon Yokelson, a 15-year veteran of the business. Call 404-938-9340 to schedule appointment. Bridal Suite 5E323. 6 p.m. -- Style! and accessories fashion show and wine tasting reception. Showcase from the divisions of Liz Claiborne, plus trends selected by Mart fashion director Kaye Davis. The Grand Atrium. 6 p.m. -- Southern Bridal Show fashion show and cocktail reception. See a new segment preview of three bestselling bridal trends from Mart fashion director Kaye Davis. Reception sponsored by Elegant Bride Magazine, Atlanta Bridal and Formal Association and the Mart. Penthouse Fashion Theatre.
Sunday, April 17
8 a.m. -- Bridal Trend Seminar and Expo. Preview three silhouettes from some of the Mart's leading bridal manufacturers. Bridal retailers discuss how to sell these trends in stores. Sponsored by Elegant Bride Magazine. $10 per person (includes continental breakfast). Penthouse Fashion Theatre. 10:30 a.m.-noon -- Sales Associate Motivational Training. Retailer T.J. Reid will motivate and train your sales staff, with customer service techniques. Free for sales associates/buyers. Seminar Suite 3W377.Noon-1 p.m. -- Men's informal trend fashion show. Free for buyers. Hot buffet lunch available for $6.50. 13th floor elevator lobby.
6 p.m. -- Entertainment: Hawaiian Luau Lunacy. Includes a live floor show and Hawaiian feast. Co-sponsored by Southeastern Travelers Exhibitors and the Mart. Free for buyers. The Grand Atrium.
Monday, April 18
8:30-10 a.m. -- Retail roundtable breakfast hosted by Mart general manager Peg Canter. Free for buyers. Network with other retailers and hear a discussion led by Canter. Seminar Suite 3W377.
Tony Harper has been appointed vice president of leasing for the Atlanta Apparel Mart. Previously, Harper was leasing director for the Mart.
Kathy Andruzak has been named children's wear/maternity leasing director for the Atlanta Apparel Mart. Her responsibilities include leasing permanent showrooms and developing promotional programs for buyers. Andruzak formerly served as trade show manager for men's wear.
Debi Gardner, owner of Enchanting Moments, Fuquany Varina, N.C., won the Atlanta Bridal and Formal Association's first annual "Scarlett" award for the Southeast Retailer of the Year specializing in bridal and formalwear.
Lenox Square, a 35-year-old upscale mall located in Buckhead, just north of Atlanta, will undergo a $60 million expansion and renovation that will add 170,000 square feet and 50 to 60 new specialty stores to its current 200 stores. New York-based Corporate Property Investors (CPI), the mall's owner and developer, has retained RTKL Associates, a Dallas architecture firm, for the project, which will be completed by fall 1995.
@tradesy is turning the concept of a showroom upside down with its new space in Santa Monica. Here, the company plans to hold events, art exhibits and a showcase rare fashion pieces like this Louis Vuitton boxing set. Get all the details on Tradesy’s first showroom on WWD.com. #wwdnews
Spotted last night at the @erdem x @hm launch event: Kate Bosworth, Rashida Jones, Kirsten Dunst and Selma Blair. The party, which took place in LA, also marked the opening of their pop-up shop. “I was interested in creating a collection that wasn’t in any way disposable. It was about pieces you’d create and keep forever, things that have a permanence to it,” designer Erdem Moralioglu said. #wwdeye (📷: Katie Jones)
Renee Zellweger in yellow in 2001 and again in 2017. Chosen as one of the 12 @pantone Leading Spring Colors (and dubbed “Meadowlark”), it only makes sense that the bright hue stands the test of time and is making a resurgence this season, seen already on stars like @blakelively and @gigihadid. (📷: Donato Sardello & @rexfeatures) #wwdfashion #tbt
Dior’s 70th anniversary celebration continues with a new exhibition at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. “Christian Dior,” which is scheduled to run through March 18, takes a look at the founders tenure from 1947 to 1057 and feature 40 designs. Pictured here is an evening gown from the Ailée, fall 1948-49 haute couture collection. #wwdfashion (📷: Brian Boyle)
As one of the most recognizable models in the world, Christy Turlington Burns has an insider’s view of the fashion industry and the allegations of sexual harassment swirling around it. “I can say that harassment and mistreatment have always been widely known and tolerated in the industry. The industry is surrounded by predators who thrive on the constant rejection and loneliness so many of us have experiences at some point in our careers,” Turlington told WWD, along with her suggestions for how the modeling world should protect younger women and men. Read more on WWD.com. Link in bio. (📷: Tony Palmieri) #wwdnews
@asics America has tapped a new brand ambassador: famed DJ/record producer @steveaoki. This initiative is intended to set the tone for the new brand identity and philosophy and will include partnerships with influencers and in-store and off-line activations that will continue into next year. This is Asics’ most significant marketing effort in two decades, and is expected to attract younger consumers to the brand. #wwdfashion
24-year-old Jean Prounis is redefining the rules of jewelry. Formerly a studio assistant to Jemima Kirke and a design apprentice at Ghuran, she focuses on handcrafted subtleties and ancient goldsmithing techniques. “There was a really sterile feel in the environment and I wanted to have jewelry with character that shapes how you wear it everyday,” Prounis said. Each piece is hand made in New York, either by Prounis or three other jewelers in the district. #wwdfashion
“These collections continue to build on that vision, empowering differently abled adults to express themselves through fashion,” said @tommyhilfiger of his line of adaptive apparel, which launches today. The line consists of 37 men’s and 34 women’s styles based upon the pieces from the spring Tommy Hilfiger sportswear collection. #wwdnews